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Traditional Water Blessing

Cleanse in sacred waters at a Buddhist blessing

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
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  • 2 Hrs - 5 Hrs Duration
  • English
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  • Minimum 1 Travelers To Book
  • Hotel Pick Up
Highlights
  • Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing at Wat Athvea temple or at Arang Pagoda
  • Your English-speaking guide will lead you through the process and explain the ritual's meaning
  • This is a beautiful and traditional way to bless a newly wed couple or for anyone needing a bit of extra luck!
  • Enjoy convenient hotel transfers to take you to the beautiful countryside
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  • Carl* 31 Jul 2017
    this is tour is very short but very interesting. my guide arrived picked me up at the hotel on time. he came prepared with all the necessary things i might need. he discreetly gave instructions during the "ceremony" and took pictures as well. after the ceremony he toured me around the monastery and gave me lectures on how the villages work and stupas and everything i see there. definitely worth experiencing.

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    Cambodian cleansing ritual Be cleansed with sacred water said to bring peace and happiness, amongst beautiful surrounds, to the sound of sacred chants

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    Cambodian cleansing ritual Be cleansed with sacred water said to bring peace and happiness, amongst beautiful surrounds, to the sound of sacred chants

What To Expect

Water Blessings are a traditional Cambodian practice that date back to ancient times. You'll be driven to an ancient pagoda, nestled in the beautiful countryside outside Siem Reap where you'll have a choice of two rituals. The first is almost a taster: a blessing accompanied by a light sprinkling of water. The second is the real deal: you'll be completely covered in water blessed by the monks (don't worry, you'll get a sarong to change into for the experience), whilst the monks chant in unison. At the end of your blessing, you'll receive a special red tie that signifies the ritual that was performed. This is a unique experience for individuals but can also be a special way for newly weds to celebrate their union as it's said that the blessing brings peace and happiness.

Buddhist water blessing
Visit a temple in the countryside of Siem Reap for a traditional Cambodian ritual of Water Blessing
Siem Reap monk blessing
Choose from two types of rituals, sprinkling of water and being completely soaked in water
buddhist blessing siem reap
Change into a sarong that is provided for you
things to do siem reap
Experience the peace and happiness that comes with this blessing
temples in siem reap
Get a chance to walk around to see pagodas and ancient temples afterwards
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Cambodian Water Blessing
  • English-speaking guide
  • Sarong
  • Visit the pagoda and ancient ruins
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Scheduling:

  • Flexible pick-up between 9am and 3pm daily (indicate your preferred time at check out)
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 4-1
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Please arrive at the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled departure
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hrs prior to the activity
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Reviews (9) 4.7
  • Carl* 31 Jul 2017
    this is tour is very short but very interesting. my guide arrived picked me up at the hotel on time. he came prepared with all the necessary things i might need. he discreetly gave instructions during the "ceremony" and took pictures as well. after the ceremony he toured me around the monastery and gave me lectures on how the villages work and stupas and everything i see there. definitely worth experiencing.
  • ChakShin* 21 Jul 2017
    The tour was done by a local travel agent - beyond. My tour guide was Lee. He was friendly and nice! He explained to me about what the water blessing means in Cambodia. The overall water blessing ritual was just 15-20 mins. It was an unique travel experience. Thanks Lee for bringing me to look around at the temple as well. Recommended for those looking for experiencing the local culture.
  • AVO* 7 Jul 2017
    It was nice to experience one of the traditions in Cambodia and the guide who assisted me explained the whole process, help me took my photos and explained the areas nearby.
  • Anni* 6 Jun 2017
    This session is not too long, about 2-3hrs total. It's an unique experience if you are interested in trying out cultural or religion activities. This booking comes with a guide who will pick you up from the hotel with tuk tuk driver. The guide will quickly explain how the program will go. After arriving the pagoda (temple/monastery), the guide will walk around the site and explain a little bit about Cambodia religion. The guide then will guide you to see the master monk and teach you how to greet the monk and give offering. The guide will provide you simple covering to change to. After seated at designated spot, the monk will then start his blessing and pour water over you (with small bucket). Our guide also offered to take photos for us during our water blessing session. The monk at last will give you a blessing string bracelet to wear. The session was not spectacular but it can be meaning for some people.
  • * 30 Mar 2017
    It is tradition that locals di at least twice a year. I feel honoured to get the chance to experience it. And my guide, Lee, from Beyond Unique Escape Tour was very nice and informative.
  • Nasstas* 31 Oct 2016
    Traditional Water blessing is a must try! thanks to our guide Lim who is very good at answering our queries reg the activity and the culture of the people in Cambodia. :)
  • HIN*** 29 Aug 2016
    Great Experience to get in touch with Traditional Khumer Culture by a professional tourists guide, who provides us lots of information. This tour is really good and more than what we expected. Thank you very much.
  • jaxpilot1* 1 Sep 2015
    My husband and I have always wanted to try this traditional Cambodian practice since the first time we visited Siem Reap (5 years ago). It was great that we booked this activity because we got so much out of it because our guide was able to thoroughly explain the entire process of the water blessing and it's cultural significance - it make the entire process so much more meaningful.
  • Hoi*** 27 Jun 2017
    導遊超級捧!解說很詳盡!天氣雖然很熱,但導遊仍然很專業的慢慢解說清楚每一個細節!在儀式結束後,也很貼心的準備好毛巾擦身!
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